Laura M Flaman

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The purpose of this literature review is to identify how geographic information system (GIS) applications have been used in health-related research and to critically examine the issues, strengths, and challenges inherent to those approaches from the lenses of health promotion and public health. Through the review process, conducted in 2007, it is evident(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) is a cornerstone in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). This pilot investigation explores the effects of a standard diabetes education program compared with a supplemental PA intervention on diabetes-related health outcomes. METHODS Using a prospective 2-armed design, 96 adults with T2DM were randomly assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND Stages of change are related to dietary fat consumption. Few studies have examined stage occupation within the context of purchasing low-fat foods. OBJECTIVE To determine the stage-prevalence of individuals for purchasing low-fat foods; identify the frequency of misclassification into action and maintenance (A/M) stages for purchasing for(More)
This article explores facilitators and barriers to individual and organizational capacity to address priority strategies for community-level chronic disease prevention. Interviews were conducted with a group of participants who previously participated in a community priority-setting workshop held in two Alberta communities. The goal of the workshop was to(More)
Cross-sectional studies show that self-efficacy (SE) serves as a partial mediator of the effect that perceptions of workplace environment have on self-reported workplace physical activity (PA). To further explore the role SE plays in the relationship between perceptions of the workplace environment and workplace PA, cross-sectional mediation analyses were(More)
This study explored facilitators and barriers to capacity building for chronic disease prevention (CDP) activities with participants in community-based workshops on environments related to CDP. Three phases of research were conducted. Worksheet analysis (Phase A) indicated that participants (n = 34) identified priority strategies related to the physical(More)
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